La Foire Aux Questions (Fr)
Questions about the White Ribbon Campaign
A Road More Travelled
FAQ about the White Ribbon Campaign - Canada
Statement of Principles - WRC Canada
Answers to frequently asked questions about violence
What Every Man Can Do
Jackson Katz- 10 things men can do
What is Domestic Abuse?
First Principles of the WRC
An abuser's power & control can take many forms
Tips from Metro Nashville Police Department
Separation Safety Plan
Behaviours of men who batter
Slogans for banners, graffiti, etc.
Why Do Men Batter?: Male Violence Against Women
Working to End Male Violence Against Women
sur le Ruban Blanc - Canada
Ce que chaque homme peut faire
Réponses aux questions courantes concernant la violence - Canada
25th November 1960
Three sisters – Patria, Maria Teresa and Minerva Mirabel
(political activists in the Dominican Republic) were assassinated in a
’car accident’. They were killed for their involvement in efforts to
overthrow the fascist government of Rafael Trujillo. The Mirabel sisters
quickly became symbols of dignity and inspiration. Their lives raised the
spirits of all those they encountered and later, after their death, not
only those in the Dominican Republic but others around the world.
Women from across Latin America came together in Columbia. Appalled by the
extent and diversity of violence against women, they agreed to hold an annual
day of protest, and they decided to adopt 25th November as the date for this
International Day Against Violence Against Women in memory of the Mirabel
The first White Ribbon Campaign was launched by a group of men in Canada after
the brutal mass shooting of 14 female students at the University of Montreal.
In South Africa the National Network on Violence Against Women launched their
own White Ribbon Campaign and many South African women’s groups quickly adopted
the White Ribbon symbol.
WOMANKIND launched the first White Ribbon Day in the UK.
The UN officially recognised 25th November as ‘International Day for the
Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The White Ribbon is a symbol of hope for a world where women
and girls can live free from the fear of violence. Wearing the ribbon is about
challenging the acceptability of violence – by getting men involved, helping
women to break the silence, and encouraging everyone to come together to build a
better world for all.